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pole         

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      n  
1    a long slender usually round piece of wood, metal, or other material  
2    the piece of timber on each side of which a pair of carriage horses are hitched  
3       another name for       rod       7  
4      (Horse racing)     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)  
a    the inside lane of a racecourse  
b    (as modifier)  
the pole position     
c    one of a number of markers placed at intervals of one sixteenth of a mile along the side of a racecourse  
5      (Nautical)  
a    any light spar  
b    the part of a mast between the head and the attachment of the uppermost shrouds  
6    under bare poles     (Nautical)   (of a sailing vessel) with no sails set  
7    up the pole     (Brit., Austral., and N.Z.)  
informal  
a    slightly mad  
b    mistaken; on the wrong track  
      vb  
8    tr   to strike or push with a pole  
9    tr  
a    to set out (an area of land or garden) with poles  
b    to support (a crop, such as hops or beans) on poles  
10    tr   to deoxidize (a molten metal, esp. copper) by stirring it with green wood  
11    to punt (a boat)  
     (Old English pal, from Latin palus a stake, prop; see pale2)  
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pole          [2]  
      n  
1    either of the two antipodal points where the earth's axis of rotation meets the earth's surface  
   See also       North Pole       South Pole  
2      (Astronomy)      short for       celestial pole  
3      (Physics)  
a    either of the two regions at the extremities of a magnet to which the lines of force converge or from which they diverge  
b    either of two points or regions in a piece of material, system, etc., at which there are opposite electric charges, as at the two terminals of a battery  
4      (Maths)   an isolated singularity of an analytical function  
5      (Biology)  
a    either end of the axis of a cell, spore, ovum, or similar body  
b    either end of the spindle formed during the metaphase of mitosis and meiosis  
6      (Physiol)   the point on a neuron from which the axon or dendrites project from the cell body  
7    either of two mutually exclusive or opposite actions, opinions, etc.  
8      (Geometry)   the origin in a system of polar or spherical coordinates  
9    any fixed point of reference  
10    poles apart (or asunder)   having widely divergent opinions, tastes, etc.  
11    from pole to pole   throughout the entire world  
     (C14: from Latin polus end of an axis, from Greek polos pivot, axis, pole; related to Greek kuklos circle)  

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celestial pole  
      n   either of the two points at which the earth's axis, extended to infinity, would intersect the celestial sphere,   (Sometimes shortened to)    pole         


barber's pole  
      n   a sign outside a barber's shop consisting of a pole painted with red and white spiral stripes  
clothes pole  
      n  
1    a post to which a clothesline is attached,   (Also called)    clothes post  
2      (Scot., U.S.)      another term for       clothes prop  
icy pole  
      n      the Austral. name for an       ice lolly  
magnetic pole  
      n  
1    either of two regions in a magnet where the magnetic induction is concentrated  
2    either of two variable points on the earth's surface towards which a magnetic needle points, where the lines of force of the earth's magnetic field are vertical  
North Pole  
      n  
1    the northernmost point on the earth's axis, at a latitude of 90°N, characterized by very low temperatures  
2      (Also called)    north celestial pole     (Astronomy)   the point of intersection of the earth's extended axis and the northern half of the celestial sphere, lying about 1° from Polaris  
3    usually not caps   the pole of a freely suspended magnet, which is attracted to the earth's magnetic North Pole  
pole          [1]  
      n  
1    a long slender usually round piece of wood, metal, or other material  
2    the piece of timber on each side of which a pair of carriage horses are hitched  
3       another name for       rod       7  
4      (Horse racing)     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)  
a    the inside lane of a racecourse  
b    (as modifier)  
the pole position     
c    one of a number of markers placed at intervals of one sixteenth of a mile along the side of a racecourse  
5      (Nautical)  
a    any light spar  
b    the part of a mast between the head and the attachment of the uppermost shrouds  
6    under bare poles     (Nautical)   (of a sailing vessel) with no sails set  
7    up the pole     (Brit., Austral., and N.Z.)  
informal  
a    slightly mad  
b    mistaken; on the wrong track  
      vb  
8    tr   to strike or push with a pole  
9    tr  
a    to set out (an area of land or garden) with poles  
b    to support (a crop, such as hops or beans) on poles  
10    tr   to deoxidize (a molten metal, esp. copper) by stirring it with green wood  
11    to punt (a boat)  
     (Old English pal, from Latin palus a stake, prop; see pale2)  
pole          [2]  
      n  
1    either of the two antipodal points where the earth's axis of rotation meets the earth's surface  
   See also       North Pole       South Pole  
2      (Astronomy)      short for       celestial pole  
3      (Physics)  
a    either of the two regions at the extremities of a magnet to which the lines of force converge or from which they diverge  
b    either of two points or regions in a piece of material, system, etc., at which there are opposite electric charges, as at the two terminals of a battery  
4      (Maths)   an isolated singularity of an analytical function  
5      (Biology)  
a    either end of the axis of a cell, spore, ovum, or similar body  
b    either end of the spindle formed during the metaphase of mitosis and meiosis  
6      (Physiol)   the point on a neuron from which the axon or dendrites project from the cell body  
7    either of two mutually exclusive or opposite actions, opinions, etc.  
8      (Geometry)   the origin in a system of polar or spherical coordinates  
9    any fixed point of reference  
10    poles apart (or asunder)   having widely divergent opinions, tastes, etc.  
11    from pole to pole   throughout the entire world  
     (C14: from Latin polus end of an axis, from Greek polos pivot, axis, pole; related to Greek kuklos circle)  
Pole   [1]  
      n   a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Poland or a speaker of Polish  
Pole   [2]  
      n   Reginald. 1500--58, English cardinal; last Roman Catholic archbishop of Canterbury (1556--58)  
pole horse  
      n   a horse harnessed alongside the shaft (pole) of a vehicle,   (Also called)    poler  
pole house  
      n     (N.Z.)   a timber house built on a steep section and supported by heavy debarked logs in long piles  
pole piece  
      n     (Electrical engineering)   a piece of ferromagnetic material forming an extension of the magnetic circuit in an electric motor, etc., used to concentrate the magnetic field where it will be most effective  
pole position  
      n  
1    (in motor racing) the starting position on the inside of the front row, generally considered the best one  
2    an advantageous starting position  
pole star  
      n   a guiding principle, rule, standard, etc.  
Pole Star  
      n   the. the star closest to the N celestial pole at any particular time. At present this is Polaris, but it will eventually be replaced by some other star owing to precession of the earth's axis  
pole vault  
      n  
1    the. a field event in which competitors attempt to clear a high bar with the aid of an extremely flexible long pole  
2    a single attempt in the pole vault  
      vb  
  pole-vault  
3    intr   to perform a pole vault or compete in the pole vault  
  pole-vaulter      n  
ranging pole   , rod  
      n   a pole for marking positions in surveying,   (Also called)    range pole, rod  
South Pole  
      n  
1    the southernmost point on the earth's axis, at the latitude of 90°S  
2      (Astronomy)   the point of intersection, in the constellation Octans, of the earth's extended axis and the southern half of the celestial sphere  
3    usually not caps   the south-seeking pole of a freely suspended magnet  
totem pole  
      n   a pole carved or painted with totemic figures set up by certain North American Indians, esp. those of the NW Pacific coast, within a village as a tribal symbol or, sometimes, in memory of a dead person  
unit magnetic pole  
      n   the strength of a magnetic pole that will repel a similar pole 1 centimetre distant from it, in a vacuum, with a force of 1 dyne  

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ski stick   , pole         
      n   a stick, usually with a metal point and a disc to prevent it from sinking into the snow, used by skiers to gain momentum and maintain balance  


barber's pole  
      n   a sign outside a barber's shop consisting of a pole painted with red and white spiral stripes  
celestial pole  
      n   either of the two points at which the earth's axis, extended to infinity, would intersect the celestial sphere,   (Sometimes shortened to)    pole         
clothes pole  
      n  
1    a post to which a clothesline is attached,   (Also called)    clothes post  
2      (Scot., U.S.)      another term for       clothes prop  
icy pole  
      n      the Austral. name for an       ice lolly  
magnetic pole  
      n  
1    either of two regions in a magnet where the magnetic induction is concentrated  
2    either of two variable points on the earth's surface towards which a magnetic needle points, where the lines of force of the earth's magnetic field are vertical  
North Pole  
      n  
1    the northernmost point on the earth's axis, at a latitude of 90°N, characterized by very low temperatures  
2      (Also called)    north celestial pole     (Astronomy)   the point of intersection of the earth's extended axis and the northern half of the celestial sphere, lying about 1° from Polaris  
3    usually not caps   the pole of a freely suspended magnet, which is attracted to the earth's magnetic North Pole  
pole          [1]  
      n  
1    a long slender usually round piece of wood, metal, or other material  
2    the piece of timber on each side of which a pair of carriage horses are hitched  
3       another name for       rod       7  
4      (Horse racing)     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)  
a    the inside lane of a racecourse  
b    (as modifier)  
the pole position     
c    one of a number of markers placed at intervals of one sixteenth of a mile along the side of a racecourse  
5      (Nautical)  
a    any light spar  
b    the part of a mast between the head and the attachment of the uppermost shrouds  
6    under bare poles     (Nautical)   (of a sailing vessel) with no sails set  
7    up the pole     (Brit., Austral., and N.Z.)  
informal  
a    slightly mad  
b    mistaken; on the wrong track  
      vb  
8    tr   to strike or push with a pole  
9    tr  
a    to set out (an area of land or garden) with poles  
b    to support (a crop, such as hops or beans) on poles  
10    tr   to deoxidize (a molten metal, esp. copper) by stirring it with green wood  
11    to punt (a boat)  
     (Old English pal, from Latin palus a stake, prop; see pale2)  
pole          [2]  
      n  
1    either of the two antipodal points where the earth's axis of rotation meets the earth's surface  
   See also       North Pole       South Pole  
2      (Astronomy)      short for       celestial pole  
3      (Physics)  
a    either of the two regions at the extremities of a magnet to which the lines of force converge or from which they diverge  
b    either of two points or regions in a piece of material, system, etc., at which there are opposite electric charges, as at the two terminals of a battery  
4      (Maths)   an isolated singularity of an analytical function  
5      (Biology)  
a    either end of the axis of a cell, spore, ovum, or similar body  
b    either end of the spindle formed during the metaphase of mitosis and meiosis  
6      (Physiol)   the point on a neuron from which the axon or dendrites project from the cell body  
7    either of two mutually exclusive or opposite actions, opinions, etc.  
8      (Geometry)   the origin in a system of polar or spherical coordinates  
9    any fixed point of reference  
10    poles apart (or asunder)   having widely divergent opinions, tastes, etc.  
11    from pole to pole   throughout the entire world  
     (C14: from Latin polus end of an axis, from Greek polos pivot, axis, pole; related to Greek kuklos circle)  
Pole   [1]  
      n   a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Poland or a speaker of Polish  
Pole   [2]  
      n   Reginald. 1500--58, English cardinal; last Roman Catholic archbishop of Canterbury (1556--58)  
pole horse  
      n   a horse harnessed alongside the shaft (pole) of a vehicle,   (Also called)    poler  
pole house  
      n     (N.Z.)   a timber house built on a steep section and supported by heavy debarked logs in long piles  
pole piece  
      n     (Electrical engineering)   a piece of ferromagnetic material forming an extension of the magnetic circuit in an electric motor, etc., used to concentrate the magnetic field where it will be most effective  
pole position  
      n  
1    (in motor racing) the starting position on the inside of the front row, generally considered the best one  
2    an advantageous starting position  
pole star  
      n   a guiding principle, rule, standard, etc.  
Pole Star  
      n   the. the star closest to the N celestial pole at any particular time. At present this is Polaris, but it will eventually be replaced by some other star owing to precession of the earth's axis  
pole vault  
      n  
1    the. a field event in which competitors attempt to clear a high bar with the aid of an extremely flexible long pole  
2    a single attempt in the pole vault  
      vb  
  pole-vault  
3    intr   to perform a pole vault or compete in the pole vault  
  pole-vaulter      n  
ranging pole   , rod  
      n   a pole for marking positions in surveying,   (Also called)    range pole, rod  
South Pole  
      n  
1    the southernmost point on the earth's axis, at the latitude of 90°S  
2      (Astronomy)   the point of intersection, in the constellation Octans, of the earth's extended axis and the southern half of the celestial sphere  
3    usually not caps   the south-seeking pole of a freely suspended magnet  
totem pole  
      n   a pole carved or painted with totemic figures set up by certain North American Indians, esp. those of the NW Pacific coast, within a village as a tribal symbol or, sometimes, in memory of a dead person  
unit magnetic pole  
      n   the strength of a magnetic pole that will repel a similar pole 1 centimetre distant from it, in a vacuum, with a force of 1 dyne  

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Pole          [1]  
      n   a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Poland or a speaker of Polish  

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pole         

[

1]  

      n   bar, mast, post, rod, shaft, spar, staff, standard, stick  

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pole          [2]  
      n  
1    antipode, extremity, limit, terminus  
2    poles apart      at opposite ends of the earth, at opposite extremes, incompatible, irreconcilable, miles apart, widely separated, worlds apart  

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n.
1. conical-shaped iron basket brazier, holding a fire to be burned as a beacon 2. open lamp or firepan carried on a pole, once used as portable illumination
[Hist.]
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